Community Connections

Community Connections

Open House!

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On May 8th, we held an open house for our vocational and support services building on Hayward Road. It was great to see members of the community and share our...

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Interview with Michelle Rankin of WLR

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As part of our 40th anniversary documentary filming, we sat down with Michelle Rankin, marketing manager of WLR Automotive Group. Our community connections mean so much to us, and our relationship and partnership with WLR Automotive over the last few years has made a huge difference. Their support has been integral to ensuring our events and fundraisers have been successful, and helping us receive the funding we need to provide the services that are so vital to the people we support. They are one of our 40th anniversary sponsors, too! Check...

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Strong relationships, stronger community — Interview with Chamber President Rick Weldon

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Being a part of this amazing community for the last 40 years means that we’ve had the opportunity to build relationships and partnerships with a wide variety of businesses, organizations, and individuals. As part of the unveiling of our 40th anniversary documentary filmed by the amazing folks at Blackfoot Productions, we will be sharing some short clips of interviews with various community leaders and members detailing their experiences with CLI. Special thanks to Rick Weldon for sitting down to chat with us and share his thoughts!...

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How does that happen?

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Do you remember your last trip to the grocery store? Or the department store? Perhaps you saw someone working there who had a visible disability (note: many disabilities are invisible). Odds are, if you saw someone on the job who has an intellectual or developmental disability, they got that position through an organization like Community Living (or even Community Living if you’re in Frederick!) Many people see people with IDD/DD on the job and might not know that there is a support network operating behind the scenes to assist that...

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National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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March is a special month. First, it’s National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Second, yesterday, March 21, was World Down Syndrome Day. It’s nice to have two different important events like these in one month because it helps to keep the focus on awareness for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, when there isn’t a distinct reason  to think about or advocate for inclusion for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, the issue tends to be pushed to the background. Months...

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Coming up at CLI!

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Can you believe it’s already March? 2018 seems to be flying by already! We have so much coming up here at CLI in the next couple of months. Take a look! Attaboy Beer “Be A Good Sporto” Fundraiser: Community Living has partnered with our friends at Attaboy Beer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Between Wednesday, March 14 and Sunday, March 18, for every Sporto draft or Sporto to-go beer purchase, $3 will be donated to CLI. Sporto will be priced to be $1 more, so for each pour, you will be donating $1 and Attaboy will be...

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What the world needs now…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! This holiday is so much fun. Love comes in all shapes and sizes, and it’s wonderful to have the chance to celebrate it. For some, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show their significant other just how important they are. For others, it’s a day to recognize the amazing friendships that make life so meaningful. And to many people, it’s a chance to recognize the importance of self-love and self-care. However you’re celebrating, remember that love begins from within. And you...

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We all have something to give

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  In today’s world, it’s no secret that money drives most actions. This is really a necessity more than anything else — we need money to survive. But, oddly enough, the exchanging of funds has become synonymous with the idea of “giving.” When most of us think of giving to others, our thoughts immediately turn to money. This is the case whether we’re asked to help out a nonprofit, an agency, or a person in need. But giving doesn’t have to be monetary. There are SO many daily opportunities to give ...

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Happy National Compliment Day!

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Did you know that today is National Compliment Day? It’s true. There’s a day for everything and, if we’re being honest, we could probably do without some of them (do we really need a National Orange Juice Day?), but this one is pretty important. Life is busy and hectic and, in the hustle and bustle of everything, it’s easy to forget even the simplest of human courtesies, let alone unrequired kindnesses. Giving someone a compliment, especially when it doesn’t directly benefit us, isn’t always on our radar....

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A brighter future

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Recently, I (Elaina, CLI’s marketing director) had the chance to attend a meeting of the Frederick Women’s Civic Club (shoutout to Gina Opatovsky for the invitation). This organization, a chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, does great work right here in Frederick. At that meeting, Ed Hinde of SHIP (Student Homelessness Initiative Project), gave a short presentation about what SHIP does for the young people in our community who have no homes. Being in the presence of such amazing people who do such meaningful...

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